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>> welcome back to "newsline" in tokyo. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, have sparred on stage for the second time. they battled over economics in a televised debate three weeks before election day. the debate took place a a university in new york. more than 80 undecided voters asked the questions. obama took a more aggressive approach than the first bank. >> governor romney has a one point plan. make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. that's what has been squeezing middle class families. we have fought back for four years to get out of that mess. >> romney accused obama of failing to live up to his promises. he claimed the president's policies have doubled the fiscal deficit. >> i was someone who ran businesses for 25 years and balanced a budget. i ran the state of massachusetts as a gompbor to the extent any governor does and balanced the budget all four years. we have four consecutive years where he said he would cut the deficit in half. instead he has doubled it. >> romney put in another controlled performance an
house? >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned three. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> there's nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 70 million people. >> reporter: but bidesen also a nonstop talker prone to putting his foot in his mouth. which ryan can exploit as he did last week. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today there was no shortage of debate advice for both men. >> i think paul ryan has to address some specific questions about his budget plan. but he also has to make it clear that it's his budget plan. mitt romney's plan is the one that is going to implement in the white house. >> biden is going to have to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to calibrate. you can go overboard here. and he's opposing a young, earnest guy that's like a boy scout. >> reporter: now a lot of democrats think that the president's performance hast week won't really change the trajectory of this rac
conflict. still they are finding new and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with these guys? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a relationship the taliban hopes to undermine. >> we lost another soldier to a green-on-blue attack. what are
building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has condemned syria for the shelling of the turkish town. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton said the u.s. government is consulting with turkey over what she called a very dangerous situation. turkey is a nato ally of the u.s. she called on responsible nations worldwide to push the syrian government into a cease-fire and political transition of power. >>> emergency workers in syria are doing what they can to hp the wound aftern attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air stri
of another kind. a hearing over the benghazi terror attacks that led to four deaths, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. breaking news this morning out of the middle east p.. a yemeni security official that worked at the u.s. embassy was shot and killed in sanaa today. a u.s. official believed to be in his 50s was reportedly on his way to work when he was gunned down in a motorcycle attack. an editor at "the yemen post" in sanaa tells nbc news the ambush had all the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, wh
where the case began. the state department tells congress security was adequate the day the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill. officials say lance armstrong's team ran the most sophisticated doping program cycling has ever seen. armen keteyian on the evidence. and steve hartman "on the road" with the power of a uniquely american song. >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from los angeles. >> pelley: good evening. people waited outside overnight just for the chance to be inside the supreme court today for the most controversial case of this term. at stake: admission to college for millions of americans for generations to come. a decade ago, the court ruled that race could be used as a factor granting college admissions, but today a new supreme court heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative action. wyatt and
not start out as a protest as u.s. officials originally claimed. >> it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transfired in cairo. >> certainly we're going to get to the bottom of ambassador rice's false statement. >> if any administration official, including any career official, were on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> tonight the latest on the search for answers. plus, a passenger accused of bringing one heck of an arsenal onto a flight to the u.s. a grenade, a hatchet, gas mask, body bags, and that is just the beginning. and a warning about phony air bags that could be dangerous in a crash. >> these are counterfeit air bags perpetrated and created by criminals. >> tonight what the feds say drivers need to know. i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith. we begin with accusation of an adequate security at the libyan consulate where gunmen killed four americans including our ambassador. the former head of a u.s. military team in libya was among those ho testified before congress, lieutenant colonel andrew wood saying on september 11,
. then the killing of valeria "munique" tachiquin. why did u.s. border patrol agents killed a u.s. citizen, mother of five here in the nine states several miles north of the mexican border. >> state-sponsored terrorism and what is happening at the u.s.- mexican border. we are not allowed to leave our committees without going to checkpoints. i am a u.s. national and a mexican national, and i get stopped every single time i get out of my house, by the border patrol. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road at stanford university in palo alto, california. at least one civilian was killed in pakistan on wednesday when u.s. drone struck the tribal area of north missouri stand. to others for also reportedly wounded and possibly killed. the obama administration has secretly developed a new long- term mechanism for monitoring, capturing, and killing suspected terrorists well into the future. according to the washington post, the administration is maintaining what it calls a disposition matrix that would help
confirms the attack did not start out as a protest as u.s. officials originally claimed. >> it was a spontaneous reaction to what d just transfired i ir erlyreng et heotfmbdo rice's false statement. >> if any admintration official, including any career official, were on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said >> tonight the lateson the search forwe uspageus bringing one heck of an arsenal onto a flight to the u.s a grenade, a hatchet, gas mask, body bags, and that is just the beginning ar a y o b dro i a crash. >> these are counterfeit air bags perpetrated and created by criminals. >> tonight what the feds say drivers need to know. i'm bill hemmern srd it b wusn equate security at the libyan consulate where gunmen killed four americans including our ambassador. the former head of a u.s. military teain libya was among those ho testified before ngre, litena cel ewd ng o em11e cla ha n had enough security to protect the diplomats who worked there. >> the security in benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle throughout my time
is investigating. rtin hasrtin has learned that u.s. military forces were moving in case a rescue was ordered the night a u.s. ambassador was killed. kiother senate candidate shakes up the campaign with comments about rape and pregnancy. wyatt andrews is on the story. and ben tracy in los angeles with an american hero. for him, there's no place like this home. >> you just push down and the cabinets come down. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. another patient injected with a tainted steroid has died of tiningitis. more than 300 cases have now been reported in 17 states and the centers for disease control says the outbreak is spreading. federal and state officials have s ened an investigations into new england compounding center, the pharmacy that's believed to veve shipped thousands of vials of a steroid that's used in clinics to treat pain. a many cases, the drug was contaminated with a deadly fungus which one investigator said was visible to the naked eye in some of the vials. we asked jim axelrod to find out more about the
. plus, the u.s. supreme court begins a brand new term very his that could effect us all. >> gay marriage, affirmative action, voting rights. those just a few of the controversial issues that the top court is expected to tackle. but tonight could the healthcare law be back on the agenda? plus the u.s. military suffered its 2,000th death in afghanistan. three more american troops are dead in a bomb attack tonight, what the latest could mean for the america's war. >> and does anybody remember where we parked the car? but first from fox this monday night. the race for the white house both president obama and the republic presidential nominee mitt romney are out west right now getting ready for their first debate this wednesday. there are a total of three presidential debates scheduled. the first one at the university of denver set to focus on domestic issues. it comes as the new national poll from "the washington post and abc news finds president obama leading 499% to 47% nationally. that's well within the margin of error. but national polls don't actually tell it the whole story because thi
, the u.s. district court ruled the state had failed to provide a convincing argument and must extend early weekend voting to all, not just members of the military. democrats have accused republicans of seeking to block early voting in a bid to disenfranchise those likely to cast their ballots for president obama. asking the supreme court to intervene, the ohio secretary of state called the ruling in an unprecedented intrusion. the supreme court has rejected a challenge to a 2008 law granting immunity to telecom companies that aided the bush administration's warrantless domestic spy program. groups including the electronic frontier foundation and the american civil liberties union had brought the case, consolidating 33 different lawsuits against the company's after a lower court ruled that the firms are protected by congressionally mandated retroactive immunity. in appeals court upheld the case's dismissal last year. on tuesday, the supreme court declined to hear it without comment. the ruling could mark the end of legal attempts to hold the telecom firms accountable for the spying. i
in afghanistan that left two americans dead. the casualties push the number of u.s. personnel killed in afghanistan to 2,000. the circumstances of saturday's violence remains unclear but a fire fight broke out at a checkpoint in eastern afghanistan. what nato hasn't determined so far was the gun battle a result of an insider attack or a deadly misunderstanding. >> reporter: this weekend marked the deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago. it happened at a checkpoint in the eastern part of the country. one american soldier, an american contractor and three afghan soldiers were killed in a fire fight. >> the circumstances were somewhat confused but there was a report of insurgent firing taking place which we believe may have been a factor. >> reporter: nato did not say whether this was another in a serious of insider attack. these so-called green on blue attacks have left at least 52 international forces dead this year. the u.s. commander in afghanistan told "60 minutes" he's angry some afghan troops have turned on the amer
the ongoing u.s. drone strikes. on sunday, the pakistani government blocked the march from entering the tribal area of south waziristan, a frequent target of drone attacks. addressing the march, pakistan and political leader imran khan said the drone strikes are fostering hatred of the united states. >> these drone attacks are a violation of international law. these drone attacks are a violation of the human rights of the pakistani people. do we all condemn them? we want to send a message to america, the more drone attacks to carry out, the more the people will grow to hate you and raise their arms against you. our tribal people will not be scared off with drone attacks. >> more than 30 u.s. citizens with the group codepink traveled to pakistan to take part in the march and meet with drone strike victims. >> the illegal, immoral, a brutal attacks on the innocent people of waziristan and the fatah region must in now. these are illegal drone strikes carried out by cia. cia is a civilian organization using military equipment rid this is a war crime. >> they are illegal. they are against internati
, reports of rules broken and punishments dodged. plus an incident at a u.s. naval base ends with an officer firing a shot and a suspect on the run. serious news there and much more politics ahead from the journalists of fox news on this tuesday fox report. 14 days and counting. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >> shepard: state officials in massachusetts are raising major red flags about cleanliness at that pharmaceutical company that' deadly meningitis outbreak. they found visible black specs of fungus from certain medications from that company. according to their preliminary investigation, the company sent out drugs before ensuring they were actually sterile. what's more newly released state records show that inspectors warned abo
are unavoidable. the weapons found at his murder scene were traced to the u.s. run scandal we know as operation fast and furious. many involved in that scandal fear the same could be true here. however, deputies say in this case, no weapons were recovered and no suspects are in custody. we'll tell you the search continues. bill? >> what a tragedy that is. william lajeunesse working that story in los angeles. thank you. >>> some internal state department documents now giving us a closer look at how u.s. officials handle security in libya. only two months before the attack on our consulate in benghazi, which killed four americans. fox news has obtained news documents just as two top republican lawmakers sent a letter to the secretary of state hillary clinton. in that letter, darrell issa and jason chain asked how much the department knew about at least a dozen threats to our ambassador. what else are these lawmakers saying here? >> accounts from whistle blowers, top republicans claiming at least 12 security related incidents before the consulate attack, including this rpg attack in benghazi on ju
or otherwise in the building and launching of this drone. but it is worth remembering that a u.s. drone crashed in iran last year. the iranians are the -- at the time made no secret of their intentions of using it. using the technology from that drone to try to build one themselves. israeli officials obviously looking at it closely and likely to know pretty quickly whether or nottish ran was behind this. >> shep: thank you. the real concern across that region tonight, turkey's president says a worst case scenario is playing out in syria. it came as turkey's army fired shells at its one-time alley for the sixth day in a row. the turkish leader vow to do do anything necessary to protect his country and he called fort international community to help topple the syrian regime. turkey began attacking targets in syria last week after a mortar bomb strayed across the border, or at least they report it strayed. it could have been a target. we don't know. we do know it killed several turkish citizens, kellogg young boy. the united nations secretary general warned the violence threatens the entire region.
week's debate. meanwhile, ohio's election chief, a republican, has asked the u.s. supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. >>> and as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back in the white house this morning. nbc's tracie potts joins us now with all the latest from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're hearing a lot of he said, he said on the campaign trail. when it comes to mitt romney's tax plan, president obama insists it's going to grow the budget. romney says it's not true. >> if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cuts will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option, and that's asking middle class families to foot the bill. >> the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the
regarding his country's stance on disputed territory in the east china sea. koichiro gemba told a senior u.s. official there is no issue regarding who owns the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands, but china and taiwan claim them. gemba met in tokyo with deputy secretary of state william burns. burns is in japan ahead of visits to china and south korea. during the discussions gemba reiterated that the senkaku islands are an inherent part of japanese territory. he added this is based on historical fact and international law. gemba explained japan is trying to facilitate dialogue with china while asking its neighbor to act calmly. the diplomats also touched on the subject of north korea. they agreed to continue to work with south korea to address the north's nuclear program. they also decided to keep looking into the issue of japanese nationals who were abducted by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. >>> government officials from japan, china, and south korea have emphasized the importance of cooperation to overcome confrontations. representatives of the three nations met monday
in the u.s. dagen: what about the u.s. in the coming weeks tom and where our national gasoline prices will go? $3.81 is the national average today i think. >> yeah, lower. it is going to move lower largely because the west coast surge is over. and also because these are still really excessive prices given the price of crude. we're talking about crude oil less than 90, maybe 110 or less for worldwide crude and gasoline still selling for 130, 140. so we'll drop. i think the biggest drops will come in november. but i think thanksgiving weekend, you will be worrying about your heating oil bill and not so much about your gas bill. dagen: i love you already, but i like you even more that you even know that. tom, thank you very much. >> okay. dagen: from the man who knows more about gas in this country. there you go. connell: the threat to national security is what we're going to talk about coming up, why some lawmakers are taking on this chinese tech giant. dagen: and an apple a day might keep you out of the doctor's office but will also leave your wallet a little lighter. we will explain.
. and also tonight defense secretary leon paneta weighing in on the deadly attacks saying that the u.s. is investigating a new lead in the case. the focus two men from tunisia with fake passports and held up and they have a connection to the attack, all of this as obama administration is facing new questions from law makers and could have done more about the safety of the four americans killed in libya. among the dead u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> harris, it has been 25 days since four americans were murdered in libya the latest word from leon paneta, the hunt is on for the people responsible . he said it is too early to tell if the two men arrested were al-qaida affiliated . >> we are doing everything possible to go after those involved in the attack in libya . >> five days after the deadly raid on the embassy in benghazi ambassador susan rice said the attack spontanous and not necessarily terrorism. but she relied on the information that the intelligence community provided to her. information that she said represented the best current ark sessment as of the date of the her televi
on our u.s. consulate in libya. >> either they're misleading american people or presently incompetent. >> i think it's turning into a-- we can do better, we can. >> harris: accusations piling on over what went wrong on the murder of americans in libya. the obama administration, after sending conflicting message and fox report, how the truth is leading now to more questions than answers. also, standing on the edge of space. before attempting a record breaking jump back to earth. there's so much that can go wrong. i'm harris falkner, we begin with the back and forth getting pretty heated on this sunday. about what the white house knew and when, after four americans were murdered last month at the u.s. consulate in libya. as you know, that's u.s. soil in that country and that terror attack took out our ambassador christopher stevens. there's still a push to learn about security concerns in the days and weeks that led up to the assault. but tonight, new questions emerging about the initial response from the white house. first, telling the american people the attack was a spontaneous react
americans. the bomber drove into a nato patrol. doug mcelway joins us live. it was a couple weeks ago the u.s. suspended patrols with afghan soldiers because of these insider attacks. have these joint patrols resumed now? >> reporter: they have. they resumed last thursday and the insider attacks have also resumed. not only the attack you just mentioned but also the suicide bomber attack, homicide bomber attack. the motorcycle laden with explosives drove into that marketplace. critics say this attacks reflect an obama foreign policy that refuses to acknowledge the reality on the ground. u.s. marines are tying tourniquets to their legs in hopes of surviving ied attacks before they go out on patrol. >> we are going to get after this. it reverit. it reverberates. we are willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: the death toll reached 2,000 over the weekend. martha: what is the afghan point of view as far as we can glean about these insider attacks? >> reporter: critics say the obama administration has set a date for withdrawal extra. >
than the 9-11 terror suspects and robert reid. the attorney general said he was pleased that he's in u.s. custody. >> finally here and so they will now face justice in american courts. i think that's a good finger. >> shep: if he's found guilty on all 11 counts against him, he could spend the rest of his life if prison. jonathan hunt is live with more. did we hear from the suspect today? >> we did, shep. but he didn't say much. asked by the judge, is your plea not guilty, he replied, yes, it is. other than that, we just saw the one eyed hook handed cleric whispering to his court-appointed attorney a couple of times. according to that attorney, he is less concerned about his trial, which is now set to begin next august, and more concerned about how he'll survive in jail until then without the full time use of his prosthetics, including that infamous hook. listen. >> i assume your prisoner will do what he can appropriate to he can have defend his case and take care of himself and eat and write and do what he has to do to survive in jail. >> of course, prison officials say they have removed
asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against aramco, the world's largest oil producer, has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyberspace. and defense secretary panetta enns potential enemies, opcluding iran, are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet, but u.s. officials say several cecent cyber attacks have been haaced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran, but in a speech last night described the cyber attack against aramco which occurred nto months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were rendered useless and had to be replaced. >> reporter: the attack-- using a virus called shamoon-- did not disrupt oil pro
you need to be. we're teaming up with our media partner "u.s.a. today" to fact check everything the candidates say in real time. keep the tv on channel 9 to watch the debate. it starts at 9:00 p.m. and log on to wusa9.com, live fact checking in real time. stay with 9news at 11:00 for accurate debate coverage. >>> taxes for nearly nine out of ten americans will rise by an average of $3500 a year if congress doesn't avert the so- called fiscal cliff. a study by the tax policy center finds the average tax bill will go up by 20% in 2013 if lawmakers allow a lift of cuts to expire at the end of the year. economists warn the tax cuts combined with automatic spending cuts could throw the fragile u.s. economy back into a recession. >>> next month maryland voters will decide whether or not hundreds of students can afford to go to college. critics claim the dream act rewards illegal immigrants by giving them in state tuition rates. >> but supporters say it's only fair to give some people a path to fulfill their dreeps. >> this is a chance -- dreams. >> this is a chance for me to go to the
. right out of the gate on security, before the killing of the u.s. ambassador to lybia. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >> reporter: just the day before, state department officials testified that they refused security requests. the white house said that biden may not have been personally briefed. next on iran's nuclear weapons program. four years ago -- >> they had enough nuclear material to make one bomb and now they have enough for five. >> reporter: sources say that current intelligence shows that iran has no bomb-grade uranium and no delivery system on which what some call obamacare requiring free birth control. >> they are infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion by infringing on catholic chirts and churchs and hospitals. >> reporter: the fact is religious employers are exempt but it does apply to, say, hospital that is serve the general public. on president obama's proposed tax increase? >> people making $1 million or more -- . >> reporter: the proposal rolls back bush tax cuts on people making over $100,000 and couples $250,000 a year, and we f
things we are that we need in this country. i am originally from europe. i am an immigrant who was a u.s. citizen. in europe, people talk about politics and are educated about in the family. here, people are apathetic about politics. they take everything for granted because they do not realize that problems could result of the don't pay attention. whether there should be 8 for the line for people who are undecided, they are not undecided, they don't know what is going on. i saw a news item right after the presidential debate on c- span, they were doing a focus group on the undecideds. it turns out that one of the women in the focus group was an actress who was paid to be in the focus group. it just shows the extent to which people who are running once did do people into going for -- want to do people into going for what they what. -- want to dupe people into going for what they want. host: here is a comment on twitter -- here is another bad from crossroads from the karl rove group. >> obama promised -- if your family is making $250,000 per year, my plan will not raise your taxes. >> on
saudi arabia, qatar, other gulf countries. you saw in today's paper the u.s. has the policy essentially of not arming the rebels directly, but allowing or possibly assisting in indirectly arming the rebels through countries like these gulf countries, saudi arabia and qatar. and the problem you have is many private citizens from these countries, in fact, don't espouse democratic values, per se. but support more militant islamic groups. >> clarissa, let me ask you about that "new york times" piece this morning that says a lot of these arms being supplied by saudi arabia and qatar are going into the hands of these hard line islamic jihadists and not these more secular opposition groups. is this a blow to u.s. strategy there? >> i think it absolutely is. because there's a very real sense that the u.s. has lost an opportunity here by taking such a hands-off approach to the syrian conflict. they've really lost the opportunity to influence the -- what's happening on the ground and to ensure that groups and opposition members who do espouse more democratic values have any real success or power
-zawahiri urges muzz lums to wage holy war against u.s. and israel over the youtube video that mockedly the prophet muhammad and praises the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, plibbia, and calls for more protests at u.s. enemies. news that foreclosures dropped to the lowest level in five years. auto sales jumped to the highest level in five years. and yesterday, consumer confidence also increased, all signs that the economy is improving. but john blackstone reports that unemployment remains a concern, even if places you might not expect it to be. >> the new iphone 5. >> reporter: with each new product, each groundbreaking innovation, high-tech is an employment magnet. >> there is a hiring boom in silicon valley. >> reporter: kris stadelman helps high-tech workers find jobs. the tougher part is keeping those jobs. >> occupations are creating and destroyed here faster than anywhere else, just like new technologies are creating and destroyed faster here and replaced and become obsolete faster than anywhere else. >> reporter: so with every new round of hiring, there are also layoffs
candidate for the u.s. senate is in hot water for remarks concerning rape and abortion. this time it's the republican candidate in indiana richard murdoch. during a debate last night he was asked whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. he said this. >> struggled myself for a long time, life is a gift from god and even in that horrible situation it may be something god intended for it to happen. >> he later clarified god doesn't want rape. >> this week romney campaign ran an ad supporting murdoch but after last night it distanced itself. governor romney disagrees with robert murdoch's views. in august, todd akin said women's bodies can reject pregnancy from a legitimate rape. >> cbs news obtained alerts while the attack was under way. >> reporter: the emails contained the earliest descriptions so far as what happened in benghazi the night of the attack. at 4:05:00 p.m. eastern time on september 11th an alert was issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies. included were the white house situation room, the office of director intelligence and the fb
following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> just 13 days until the presidential election and the obama and romney campaigns, they are kicking into overdrive as the candidates make their final push to win the white house. cnn correspondents are following their every move. they're reporting from coast to coast and from all the most crucial states, any one of which has the potential to decide who the next president of the united states will be. let's begin this hour's coverage in iowa where president obama kicked off a two-day coast-to-coast swing through eight states. he's calling it a campaign marathon extravaganza. likening it to an all-nighter. no surprise his itinerary consistents almost entirely of battleground states. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is traveling with the president. >> reporter: wolf, president obama is hopping around the nation stumping for early votes and undecided voters. it's the kind of whirlwind tour you usually see in the last 48 hours before election day. the
, the victims on known. -- and now david graves in advance, the victims unknown. >> the u.s. ambassador in damascus joins us. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> the last cease-fire never really existed. is there any reason to think this will be different? >> the trend in hund -- the trend in syria has been very negative. neither side believes the other will honor a cease-fire. i am pretty sure that both sides think the other will gain advantage from it. even if they agree to it from -- agree to it nominally, i have little confidence it will take hold, even four days. >> live with the syrian government agree to it? >> they might agree to it because their russian and chinese patrons have joined the un in calling for the cease- fire. they do not want to be blamed as the ones who refuse or obstructed it. and it is always possible to manufacture an incident. and there is a splinter-like group that has already said it is a filthy idea and they will not go along with it. >> what could it look like politically in syria? >> you have to be willing to sit down with your enemies. of the opposition has r
comments about the potential impact of the fiscal cliff and the u.s. elections. i know you'll be around, but let's make sure the viewers stick around, too. >> absolutely. carolyn, thanks very much for that. nice shot there. it looks nice there in zurich today. joining us for the first part of the program today, founding partner at lieber investment y suisse's report card. >> >> i think dugan is right to emphasize what they anticipate that they can deliver. it's words you need to hear still on focus of roe target of 15%. it will be some time before they get there, but for a shareholder, this is an important directional drive for credit suisse. they did get beaten up very heavily in the summer by the national bank. we heard the negative segment in the focuses generally focused perhaps on the world management side being an area of shortfall, but ultimately banks are still going through a major process of restructure and reform. there's no point in pretending that just because the eurozone crisis takes many a back seat, that suddenly banks will return to being where everybody puts their mo
and time for the u.s. government to stop putting up with china's trade practices and currency manipulation and romney says he would take steps on day one to correct that practice. >> the debate coming up quickly. right off the top we showed viewers governor romney in ohio from early talking about success and alluding to how much fun he had on the first presidential debate. now, a couple of days away from the next one and i understand he will be off the trail preparing for that. what else? >> reporter: that's right. talking about the debate last week has been one of his biggest rallying cries in front of big crowds ever since it happened. seems to have been a big huge momentum boost for mr. romney. he did debate prep with his senior strategist and rob portman today. tomorrow he will be doing a lot of work with his team. they recognize because this s a town hall meeting and they will take questions from the public it is an opportunity for them to really connect with real voters as opposed to taking questions from the press. mr. romney down on monday as well for additional debate prep. a sign
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